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Saga Magazine Rates The UK's Top Accessible Attractions

The UK can sometimes be an intimidating location for accessibility, with often cramped roads and even busier public transport. But despite the ancient heritage of many the nation's biggest cities, special care has been taken in many cities across the country to give wheelchair users and individuals with mobility issues full access to the storied spectacles of Britain.
Saga Magazine Rates The UK's Top Accessible Attractions

Saga Magazine goes over the best of these attractions in the UK, finding a range of standard-setting museums, ferries, castles and historical sites across a number of cities, many with wide-doored lifts, disabled toilets, touch tours and large print guides available. And while many attractions are based in "listed buildings" (older buildings that have legal protections due to their heritage and cultural importance), accessibility adjustments are very common, with ancient and domineering landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, built in the 12th century on an extinct volcano, having courtesy vehicles available at reception and wide-access lifts installed.

Smaller cities have a great deal to offer wheelchair travellers too, with attractions such as the mighty Mary Rose in Portsmouth and the Sea Life Centre in Brighton being stellar examples of how to make seemingly-inaccessible exhibits truly public. Concessions for carers are also common, often waiving entrance fees entirely.

For more information on the best of these attractions across ten major cities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, visit Saga Magazine's feature on accessible attractions across the UK.

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Accessible places to visit
Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

City Of Westminster

Tours of the Houses of Parliament offer a unique combination of one thousand years of history, modern day politics, and stunning art and architecture.

New Lanark World Heritage Site


Close to the famous Falls of Clyde, this cotton mill village was founded in 1785 and became famous as the site of Robert Owen's radical reforms.

Roman Baths

The Roman Baths


The Roman Baths is located at the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath. Here, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex on the site of Britain’s only hot spring, which still flows with naturally hot water.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia


The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world.

Cherwell Valley Services

Cherwell Valley Services


Cherwell Valley Services offers a range of shops and catering offers for the travelling public.

Haynes International Motor Museum

Haynes International Motor Museum


There's a world of fun fuelled action and excitement just waiting to be discovered at Haynes International Motor Museum. An all weather attraction, including cafe, shop and lots for kids to do.

Royal Exchange Theatre

Royal Exchange Theatre


WINNER - Regional Theatre of the Year 2016. Housed in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, step inside and get involved.

Goat at Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm

Chipping Norton

Fairytale Farm mixes classic fairy tales, animals and adventure play to create a sensory and learning wonderland for all the family.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway


Welcome to Lakeland's oldest, longest and most scenic railway!

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers


Ullswater Steamers celebrate over 150 years sailing on England’s most beautiful lake. Open all Year except Christmas Eve and Day.

Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark


The UKs Largest Indoor Waterpark with over 18 slides and attractions.

The Roald Dahl Museum

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Great Missenden

The Museum, aimed at 6 to 12 year olds, features two fun and fact-packed galleries (including Solo Gallery featuring Roald Dahl's original Writing Hut) and our fantabulous interactive Story Centre.

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